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Psychologist Assistant

Location: Honolulu, HI Additional Locations:

Hawaii Kai Medical Offices 6700 Kalanianaole Hwy., 6700 Kalanianaole Hwy. Ste. 111, Honolulu,Hawaii, 96825
Honolulu Medical Offices 1010 Pensacola St., 1010 Pensacola St., Honolulu,Hawaii, 96814
Hospital/Medical Offices 3288 Moanalua Rd., 3288 Moanalua Rd., Honolulu,Hawaii, 96819
Kahuku Medical Offices 56-700 Kamehameha Hwy., 56-700 Kamehameha Hwy., Kahuku,Hawaii, 96731
Kailua Medical Offices 201 Hamakua Dr., 201 Hamakua Dr., Kailua,Hawaii, 96734
Kapolei Medical Offices 599 Farrington Hwy., 599 Farrington Hwy., Kapolei,Hawaii, 96707
Koolau Medical Offices 45-602 Kamehameha Hwy., 45-602 Kamehameha Hwy., Kaneohe,Hawaii, 96744
Mapunapuna Medical Offices 2828 Pa'a St., 2828 Pa'a St., Honolulu,Hawaii, 96819
Nanaikeola Medical Offices 87-2116 Farrington Hwy., 87-2116 Farrington Hwy., Waianae,Hawaii, 96792
Waipio Medical Offices 94-1480 Moaniani St., 94-1480 Moaniani St., Waipahu,Hawaii, 96797
Job Number: 819449 Date posted: 09/17/2019
Description:
Under the supervision of a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, provides variety of ambulatory behavioral health services including evaluation, diagnosis, treatment planning, case management and psychotherapeutic intervention to individuals, families, groups and/or Intensive Outpatient Programs. Under supervision, may collaborate with psychiatric and allied health professional team members to plan and direct each patient's treatment program.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • All clinical services provided by the Psychologist Assistant will be under the supervision of a licensed clinical psychologist.
  • Interviews and assesses member and evaluates their psychological and mental status. Utilizes the latest Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) to diagnose patients. Determines if member is in crisis, at-risk, or suicidal/homicidal. Refers members in need of immediate or urgent care to appropriate level of services.  
  • Provides psychotherapy and counseling for individuals, families, groups and/or Intensive Outpatient Programs. Utilizes a wide range of latest evidence based interventions and modalities. Provides services such as crisis intervention, brief therapy, cognitive and behavioral therapies, skills training, supportive therapy, stress management, and family therapy.       
  • Assesses urgent or high-risk clinical situations and makes appropriate interventions. Coordinates referral of patient to psychiatrist or other clinician. Assists with admission to hospital or other specialized facilities. Plans and provides  services in the appropriate level of care. Assesses needs for  mental health treatment and makes appropriate referrals as needed.
  • Plans, develops, implements, and leads therapeutic and educational groups to address needs of patient. Evaluates outcomes and effects of treatment for patients and programs. Confers and consults with supervisor regarding member's progress and treatment and may consult with psychiatrist as well, if both are involved in member's care.
  • Researches, collects and records data and information relating to diagnosis. Formulates evidence based treatment interventions and approaches foridentified diagnosis.  . Assists in establishing clinical best practices and guidelines for delivery of service. Utilizes resources of public and private agencies and community organizations to meet the needs of the members' treatment to include referral resources, as appropriate.
  • Assists and empowers patients to participate in their treatment plan. Engages patients in therapeutic relationship. Educates patients regarding mental health services. Makes recommendations and referrals for patients to obtain information, support, services and assistance they may need from Kaiser or community resources related to their behavioral health needs.
  • Collaborates and consults with physicians and other interdisciplinary clinical team members to support assessments and decision making. Reviews difficult cases or quality assurance concern with clinical team. Acts as consultant to team members and others in organization.
  • Acts as liaison between behavioral health services and primary care, emergency department and other outpatient clinics.
  • Maintains high level of clinical expertise. Is knowledgeable of current clinical conditions, methods, medications, theoretical frameworks and interventions. Utilizes best practices in delivery of behavioral health services in accordance with professional and clinical guidelines established by professional bodies. Understands rationale and theory for interventions. Utilizes evidence based interventions and modalities with sound theoretical base, which are clinically feasible and have demonstrated clinical effectiveness.
  • Maintaining clinical records by documenting clinical assessments, treatment plans, interventions and all pertinent information in patient medical record according to Regional and departmental guidelines.Provides and arranges for psychological testing for Integrated Behavioral Health Services when appropriate. Develops and conducts specialized treatment programs and services.
  • Participates in clinical team meetings, departmental planning and quality management activities.
  • Assesses patients in Emergency Departmenets on after hours and as needed basis in service areas where Kaiser Permanente has priviledges to provide mental health assessments and crisis intervention.
  • Other clinical duties as assigned.
  • Basic Qualifications:
    Experience
  • Completion of a minimum of 1,900 hours (48 weeks) in a clinical psychology residency program.
  • Education
  • Doctoral degree in Psychology from an American Psychological Association (APA) approved program in clinical psychology or from an accredited institution with the graduate level training leading to the doctoral degree meeting the requirements of Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR) 16-98-9.
  • License, Certification, Registration
  • Current BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification upon hire.
  • National Provider Identifier (NPI) upon hire
  • Taxonomy code required at time of hire.
  • Must complete all requirements of Hawaii Administrative Rules and obtain a license as a Clinical Psychologist within 2 years of hire.
  • Note: This position requires successful completion of credentialing process upon hire.

    Additional Requirements:
  • Experience in providing evidence based treatment including conducting individual and group therapy, intensive outpatient treatment, and/or partial hospitalization programs for childrent, and/or adults, including people with serious/chronic mental illness
  • Experience in writing treatment plans.
  • Knowledge and experience in conducting assessments and disagnostic evaluations using the latest Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).
  • Familiar with frequently used psychiatric medications.
  • Familiarity with statistical/analytical methods of instruments.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in adaptability, change management, conflict resolution, decision making, group process facilitation, influence, interpersonal relations, oral communication, problem solving, quality management, teamwork, and written communication.

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with documentation according to national accreditation guidelines.
  • Experience in providing behavioral health services in a primary care setting is highly desireable.
  • Experience in providing services to patients with addictions issues.
  • Experience in providing consultation/liaison services to emergency departments.
  • Primary Location: Hawaii,Honolulu,Ala Moana 1441 Kapiolani Blvd. Suite 1600 Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Temporary Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Behavioral / Mental Health Department: Mental Health/Psychiatry-O/P Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

    About Behavioral Health, Social Services & Spiritual Care Careers

    Behavioral Health, Social Services & Spiritual Care Careers

    Backed by a committed interdisciplinary team of health care professionals, you'll provide high-quality treatment for patients with behavioral health and/or bio-psychological concerns, including those in psychological crisis.

    With the strength of our network at your fingertips, you'll be sure your patients receive prompt, appropriate referrals across our organization with no barriers to the continuity of care. Opportunities and specialty settings range from substance abuse to social work and autism to eating disorders.

    Opportunities:

    • Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselors
    • Case Managers
    • Clinical Psychologists
    • Clinical Social Workers
    • Health Educators
    • Marriage and Family Therapists
    • Medical Social Workers
    • Psychiatric Social Workers

    Specialty Settings:

    • Addiction Medicine/Chemical Dependency
    • Autism
    • Chronic Pain Management
    • Eating Disorders
    • Employee Assistance
    • Geriatrics
    • Help Line/Psychiatric Call Center
    • Home Health
    • Hospice
    • Medical Social Work
    • Neuropsychology
    • OB/GYN
    • Palliative Care
    • Pediatrics
    • Psychiatric Emergency Team (PET)
    • Psychiatry (Adult, Adolescent & Child)
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